3 Musical Education Scholarships to Be Presented

The POP Music Foundation has announced that three children will be presented scholarships for music education programs as part of the Asbury Park Music Foundation’s program at Lakehouse Music Academy and Recording Studios. To recognize the 50th Anniversary of Asbury Park’s civil unrest in July 1970, a free stream of the film documentary “Asbury Park: […]

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Investigation Reveals Officers Reasonably Believed Reporter Was a Protester

A comprehensive internal affairs investigation into the June 1 arrest of Asbury Park Press reporter Gustavo Martinez has determined that arresting officers had no knowledge they were apprehending a reporter, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. The investigation consisted of the interviews of 21 people, including 14 law enforcement officers and Martinez, and review […]

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Church Seeks Donations for Treasures Bazaar

The Ocean Grove Church at 80 Embury Ave. will host its Treasure Hunters’ Bazaar Sat., Aug. 22 in the Fellowship Hall. Donated items that are new or like-new are sought. The specific types of items requested are antiques, new clothing and shoes with sales tags, jewelry, new books, fresh linens, like-new home décor, brand new […]

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Local League of Women Voters Wins National Award

During its recent convention , the  League of Women Voters-US  singled out  the  Southern Monmouth County league as a national leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The award comes  in recognition of the initiative to register formerly incarcerated citizens on a regular basis at the ReEntry program in Neptune City.  Local League member,  Annette Scott […]

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Famous Song Written in Asbury Park building

By DON STINE A simple, two-story house on Atkins Avenue on the West Side of Asbury Park played an important role in musical history and in the careers of two iconic American songwriters. In 1928, well-known musicians Fats Waller and Andy Razaf wrote the song “Honeysuckle Rose” in the house- a song would be recorded […]

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Asbury Park Resumes Issuing Special Events Permits

Asbury Park’s Special Events Department has resumed accepting Special Events Permit applications for events on public property, or private property that would require the use of city services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the issuance of Special Events Permits had been suspended since March 31. Currently, per the Governor’s Executive Orders, indoor gatherings are limited […]

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Free Meals for Neptune Students

The Neptune Township School District is participating in the 2020 Summer Food Service Program from now through Aug. 31. Meals will be served at Midtown Community Elementary School and Summerfield Elementary School on Monday, Wednesday  and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch for two days will be distributed each day. The Summer […]

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Neptune Author Included in Anthology

Gary S. Crawford of Neptune has been named as one of 116 emerging writers and authors worldwide to be included in the “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020,” due for release this summer. Crawford is a historical non-fiction, horror-fantasy, and short story author whose works have appeared in over 20 anthologies, magazine articles, and five […]

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Volunteer Beautification Group Seeks Donations

It was a successful planting season for the Ocean Grove Beautification project group despite the painful circumstances of Covid-19. The all-volunteer group was able to plant the 90 boardwalk urns, five historic urns and 17 public gardens with its dedicated volunteers. Some new, hard-working volunteers, also joined the group. In a release the group said […]

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